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Eidolon Films is an Emmy Award-winning production company that specializes in crafting cinematic and powerful documentaries and non-profit videos that have significant impact. We produce for a wide range of non-profit clients, as well as independent film for national broadcast on PBS. With the creative mantra “show don’t tell” at the core of our process, we combine stunning visuals and immersive sound with universal human stories. As a result, our work has helped non-profits raise millions of dollars in scholarships, institutional and programmatic support, and has been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.
Each September the YWCA has a “get out the vote” initiative to encourage all citizens to register to vote. Produced from interviews with real YWCA constituents, this video highlights the issues they are deeply about, and aims to inspire others to vote on election day.
Captain Gavin White suffered traumatic injuries after stepping on an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan. After months of surgery and rehabilitation, he now lives in Virginia with his wife and they are expecting their first child. Help Our Military Heroes stepped in to donate a wheelchair accessible mini van for Gavin and his growing family, funded in part by the generous support of the Sons of Italy Foundation.
As the implementing agency of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Dose Per Container Partnership, JSI sought to clearly and compellingly explain the impact that dose-per-container decision-making has on vaccination rates in lower and middle income countries. We pulled and synthesized the most compelling information from hundreds of pages of documentation to tell a story rooted in character, situated within conflict, with an opportunity for impact. With the design of talented animator Joe Ski and sound designer/composer Doug Kaufmann, we directed and produced the following video to be distributed among health ministers in lower and middle income countries.
Spanning three countries in West Africa, this multimedia series of 9 videos and related photography centers on USAID-funded post-Ebola recovery efforts in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. The stories range from mental health training for nurses to a hospital providing free health care for Ebola survivors.
What does it mean to dedicate 20 years to one institution? In this video for Georgetown University, we explore that question with professors that are celebrating their 20th year on campus. We interviewed 15 faculty and filmed them in their teaching and research to craft this kaleidoscope of experience and reflection.
From homelessness to hope, Ronnie has transformed his life with the help of Franciscan Charities. Produced for franciscancharitiesinc.org
Music by Doug Kaufman
A visually dazzling meditation on the balance between human and nature, The Guardians poetically interweaves the lives of the threatened monarch butterfly with an indigenous community fighting to restore the forest they nearly destroyed. Migrating 3,000 miles to hibernate in towering Oyamels, the monarch population faces collapse, hitting a record low of 33 million, down from 1 billion just twenty years ago. In the valley below, the people of Donaciano Ojeda struggle to support their families in their ancestral lands now part of the protected Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Santos, a charismatic avocado farmer and Aristeo, a philosophical tree caretaker are the storytellers of the community as they confront internal divisions, illegal loggers and their own mortality. Shot over three years, this cinematic journey through the butterfly dense mountaintops of Michoacan tells an intimate story of a unique community at the front lines of conservation. Visit the film’s official website for more information. An ITVS co-production that broadcast on PBS' DocWORLD, on France's ARTE and will be distributed in Latin America by Smithsonian Channel
Fate of a Salesman is an intimate portrait of a way of life on the verge of disappearing. In its 60th year of business, Men’s Fashion Center in Washington, DC has come to represent identity, legacy and redemption for salesmen Willie and Steve and owner Jerry. But business has crawled to a halt in the face of a tough economy and changing neighborhood, pushing the store to the brink of closure. Set amidst racks of pin-striped suits and feathered hats -- the clothing of a bygone era -- the men struggle to redefine themselves as the place with which they have long identified begins to vanish.
Nominee - 36th Annual News & Documentary Emmys
WINNER of a 2013 Capital Emmy for "Documentary - Topical"